Sunday, January 01, 2006

We Are Going to Go to Hell If We Don't Find a Church We Like

I was quite pleased with myself that we explained the true meaning of Christmas to Baby Girl this year, BEFORE Herr Haufrau decided to muck it up with the whole Santa thing. She happily put out a plate of cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and we started Christmas morning by singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus and blowing out a candle on a nut bread (cut me some slack--I baked 17,000 cookies for the holidays. I was NOT about to make a cake too!)

At any rate, Baby Girl has really taken to the story of Jesus this week and he has become a frequent contributor to her playtime. Baby Girl took her smallest Elmo and dubbed him to be "Baby Jesus" and regularly recreates the baby in the manger scene. Mary is played by Tina the Giraffe and Joseph is portrayed by Chuckles the Giggling Baby Doll.

Things took an unfortunate turn yesterday after Baby Girl inspected her, um, results from her trip to the bathroom and said, "WHOA! I just pooped a Baby Jesus and a Big Daddy!"


wordgirl said...

A church you like as a single person or a married couple is so different from a church you need because you have young kids (and they have needs). For that reason there are all sorts of people we know who attend churches they're not so sure of, but because they have a "good kids' program", they stay. Once our kids grow up a bit more, I'm going back to our old church.

Mary P. said...

It's so good to see that your little sweetie has, ah, internalized the story so thoroughly.


Happy New Year!

adria said...

Thanks for the burst of laughter! Happy New Year.

MIM said...

THAT was funny!

Happy New Year, MH!

kimmyk said...

That made me snort.

OMG...that lil girl cracks me up!

Shrinking Violet said...

Thanks for making me smile!

theyellowwallpaper said...

Oh, man...That was a riot. Happy New Year Misfit Hausfrau!

McSwain said...

I'm going to laugh every time anyone I know uses the bathroom for a very long time now.

Finding a church that's a good fit is hard. There's no "perfect fit" out there. Like wordgirl, I found a church that's an excellent fit for my son because of it's kid's programs and youth groups, but it's a bit conservative for my taste. Churches would be so perfect if only people weren't involved!

L. said...

Yeah, I agree with Cheryl above. I don`t go to church for the people (though there are some great people at our church).

I go for the dim lights, familiar words, candles and organ music.